Monthly Archives: May 2017

Certified party lacks standing to challenge certifier’s claims to fairness

Camarda v. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc, 2015 WL 13159050, No. 13-00871 (D.D.C. Jul. 6, 2015) Westlaw’s impenetrable algorithm threw this up, and I’m blogging it now because of the relatively rare discussion of direct causation under Lexmark.  … Continue reading

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Free to good home: parody t-shirts

I’m cutting down on my collection a bit as I move.  Let me know if anyone wants these: Moose/Batman logo; 2 priceless tees; “Lacoste Intolerant” Beer parody Campbell’s, Seuss, Starbucks, Morton Salt; pole lamp not included ETA: dug out more … Continue reading

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9th Circuit accepts irreparable harm finding in TM licensee breach case

2Die4Kourt v. Hillair Capital Management, LLC, — Fed.Appx. —-, 2017 WL 2304376, No. 16-56217 (9th Cir. May 26, 2017)  The district court enjoined Hillair from using trademarks/publicity rights owned by 2Die4Kourt, Kimsaprincess, Inc., Khlomoney, Inc., Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, … Continue reading

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Fee award justified in case involving fraud on the PTO

Amusement Art, LLC v. Life is Beautiful, LLC, 2017 WL 2259672, No. 2-14-cv-08290 (C.D. Cal. May 23, 2017) Initial ruling discussed here.  Defendant LIB hosts the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas, Nevada—an annual event that features music, art, … Continue reading

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high-tech look can’t fool reasonable consumers about orthotics

Kommer v. Bayer Consumer Health, — F.Supp.3d —-, 2017 WL 2231162, 16 Civ. 1560 (S.D.N.Y. May 18, 2017) Bayer sells Dr. Scholl’s foot care products, including the Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotics Inserts. In many stores, they are sold alongside … Continue reading

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A box size whopper? Slack fill claims for candy continue

Bratton v. Hershey Co., 2017 WL 2126864, No. 16–cv–4322 (W.D. Mo. May 16, 2017) Bratton sued over alleged slack fill in Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers candy boxes.  He alleged that: Consumers spend an average of 13 seconds making an in-store … Continue reading

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Suing for false advertising as abuse of process

Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. v. Scranton Products, Inc., 2017 WL 2126320, No. 14-CV-00853 (M.D. Pa. May 16, 2017) In May 2014 SP sued Bobrick, alleging that it “carefully orchestrated a campaign to scare architects, product specifiers, procurement representatives, building owners, … Continue reading

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